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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 5, 2011 3:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

How can you go wrong with 2 soundboards from June 76? Neither has been here at the Archive as Soundboard, just Aud. Nothing against Audience tapes, but I sure do prefer SB. I know I'm not alone there, but a good audience sure gives me a wonderful experience next to being there.

Not only that, but check out the Happiness Is Drumming jam, in the Playing In The Band, which went on to become the rhythm for Fire On The Mountain. I love 76 and just yesterday downloaded the Aud from Mr. Charlie Miller, now how can you top all this? Just look at Mr. Miller's post yesterday with the list of things on his desktop. Thank You So Much for this. I have really enjoyed the June 19, 1976 and October 1, 1976 in the past couple weeks. Especially June 19th. This is awesome.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-21.sbd.digitalrbb.miller.112191.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-21.aud.digitalrbb.miller.112162.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-22.sbd.digitalrbb.miller.112218.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-19.sbd.digitalrbb.miller.111852.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-19.aud.digitalrbb.miller.111875.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-10-01.sbd.miller.111819.flac16

I hope you have already checked out the ones from last month, but thought it was a good idea to include the links anyways for those that missed. Of course this goes on forever and ever and ever.... don't forget about Oct 21, 1971 and that tasty Dark Star:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-10-21.sbd.miller.112086.flac16

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 6, 2011 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Auditorium Theater 06/28/76

The "happiness is drumming" you referred to is actually from the Auditorium Theater 06/28/76 second set between Eyes < Jam > Wharf Rat.

I recall those four shows and that evening in particular as we were dancing and looking at each other during "happiness" with "shit-eating" grins trying to imagine what new song this Jam/Rhythm was, would evolve? and then it eventually dropped into Wharf Rat, oh well.

The following spring brought the fulfillment of that promise to us on May 13th, 1977 in Chicago at The Auditorium Theater with the introduction of Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain to close out the first set. Good stuff indeed.

I believe Mr. Chowlie has the soundboard of 06/28/76 and is in the process of a remaster.





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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 5, 2011 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

Dark Starz - just gave it another listen, the big tip-off was in Charlie Miller's notes for the show. There is a slight but distinct jam in the Happiness Is Drumming theme right in the middle of Playing In The Band. I found it goes on from nearly 14:00 - 14:30. It is mostly Phil playing the line, and perhaps a drum beat is there,(must be) but pretty hidden in a real jazzy jam. I don't even think it's touched by Jerry, Bobby or Kieth - they are way out there in some other quadrant of the galaxy.

You're right about the only full version being on the 28th and how cool that must have been seeing each others faces while this was happening, reflecting back each other's own magic moment unfolding. I'm sure I've heard that tune from the 28th, may have streamed the aud. before, but something makes me feel like I had my own copy once before, but can't find it on my hard drive, so not sure, could have been a cassette, but not sure. Looking forward to Charlie Miller's transfer. I really love summer 1976 shows, and it was because of these cassettes I had from early on. Really reminds me of a warm sunny afternoon just about every time I hear one. Except for some strange reason, the Orpheum shows from July - I seem to set those apart in another department in my mind. Strange..

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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 6, 2011 2:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

I missed the jam, too. I've had the AUD but don't think I've ever listened to it, so I pulled out this new sbd and listened to the show last night-great stuff and it sounds great (love that Crazy Fingers!)-and I had read that there was a HIDrumming jam, but I didn't hear it. I think I was expecting something more developed along the lines of 6/28. Thank you for posting the minute mark where it happens, I'll have to go back and check it out. You don't have to ask me twice to relisten to one of those sweet, unique 76 Playin's.

Oh, and where is this post Miller made about what is on his desktop? I must have missed that one, too. I'd love to see it.
:edit: nevermind, I just found it...

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 5, 2011 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

Totally agree. What wondeful additions, especially the 21st and 22nd.

What about the Crazy Fingers from the 22nd? The early CFs were the best IMO and where June of '76 is concerned it seems like the 6/14 CF has received most of the recognition but I'll stick this 6/22 version right up there with it.
Such a gorgeeous and delicate tune with top shelf Hunter lyrics. This performance is a stunning jewel in the crown of the June '76 performances.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 5, 2011 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

I sure do love the Crazy Fingers, and I wasn't really thinking of mentioning all the cool things I like about the show, because there is so much. But next time I listen, I will be thinking of it with Crown Jewel of the June 1976 shows in mind, so your reputation is on the line here, ha ha. I absolutely love these shows and so excited the new tapes are turning up here now. You're right to mention that 6/14 is a very popular contender. Not sure if I have ever really tried to decide which one I like most, but there was a time years ago when I listened to 6/14 on my cassette a lot on a regular basis. Oh, I got all inspired by it and even drew some cool pictures on the set list whenever I made a copy for anyone. I also love the Boston Music Hall 6/12 and the Beacon 6/15 shows.

Well, it's hard not to love love Comes A Time from this 6/22 too.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 6, 2011 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

Yup,

Killer first set Crazy Fingers > Comes A Time > Looks Like Rain played with such precision and conviction. And how about the Piano Player > Bass Player and Drummers?

Can't wait for the "76" Box!






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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Mar 5, 2011 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

Listend to that 71"SHOW LAST NIGHT WHAT A GREAT SHOW.lots of rockin tunes in that one.the whole band shines (~);} although pigpen is out sick for this one i believe keith steps in on keyboards during a few tunes. can hear him in that short and sweet playing in the band!!~ i really dig the 76 shows!! the tone is awesome!!~

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 5, 2011 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI Sweet Summer of Seventy Six

I love that Oct 71 show. Really cranking it out. And that tone from the '76 soundsystem is gorgeous. That is probably what really got me so into 76 when I first started to listen to it. It just seems that little bit more pure and clear. I'm sure that's what they had in mind on their search for the sound at that time. As we know, they were always, right from the beginning, looking for that louder and more clear sound. Love the stories about Bear and the energy and time he put into the gear in the early years. They just kept on building on top of it all the time, like a pyramid.